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Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, and online courses
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time

Human Services—Associate in Science Degree (60 credits)
Human Services Technician — Certificate (30 credits)
Human Services Volunteer — Certificate (16 credits)

About the Program


If you’re interested in a career where you can work directly with people, you might want to consider Human Services. In this hands-on educational program, you’ll learn about the challenges and the rewards of working in Human Services. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the attitudes, thoughts and feelings of working as a human services generalist and gain direct experience with human service consumers and agencies through internships and class experiences. Courses are open to new students and those seeking further enhancement of their skills in human services. It is possible to transfer your coursework to a four-year college.

Articulation Agreements


Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.

Potential Job Titles


Social and Human Service Assistants
Child, Family & School Social Workers *
Mental Health Counselors *
Marriage & Family Therapists *

* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree

Salary Data


  • Social and Human Service Assistants
    Average Wage: $14.64
    Top Earners: $19.89
  • Child, Family & School Social Workers*
    Average Wage: $28.77/hour
    Top Earners: $36.99/hour
  • Mental Health Counselors*
    Average Wage: $22.70/hour
    Top Earners: $33.35/hour
  • Marriage & Family Therapists*
    Average Wage: $25.70/hour
    Top Earners: $38.55/hour

* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree

(seven county metro area - www.iseek.org)

Learning Outcomes


Human Services - AS 60 Credits

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence of cultures and communities and skills and values needed to effectively live and work in a diverse global society.
  • Demonstrate strategies for evaluating personal skills, styles and values in the group process to use group work with special populations.
  • Demonstrate skills such as case management, record keeping, intake procedures, assessment models, and methods, interviewing skills and techniques specific to case management care plans and development, multicultural sensitivity, and population diversity.
  • Demonstrate helper interventions with a focus on client empowerment and advocacy applied through a skills approach.
  • Identify the impact of disability on clients, their families, and the community.

Human Services Technician - Certificate 30 Credits

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence of cultures and communities and skills and values needed to effectively live and work in a diverse global society.
  • Demonstrate strategies for evaluating personal skills, styles and values in the group process to use group work with special populations.
  • Demonstrate skills such as case management, record keeping, intake procedures, assessment models, and methods, interviewing skills and techniques specific to case management care plans and development, multicultural sensitivity, and population diversity.
  • Demonstrate helper interventions with a focus on client empowerment and advocacy applied through a skills approach.
  • Identify the impact of disability on clients, their families, and the community.

Human Services Volunteer - Certificate 16 Credits

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence of cultures and communities and skills and values needed to effectively live and work in a diverse global society.
  • Demonstrate strategies for evaluating personal skills, styles and values in the group process to use group work with special populations.
  • Demonstrate helper interventions with a focus on client empowerment and advocacy applied through a skills approach.
  • Identify the impact of disability on clients, their families, and the community.

Program Prerequisites


  1. Grade of C or higher in all Core/Career/Occupational courses.
  2. Grade of C or higher in all specifically designated General Education course requirements.
  3. Prospective students should be aware that a MN Human Services background study with no restrictions may be required for the internships.

Gainful Employment Program Information


Contact Information


Admissions Office 651.773.1700 admissions@century.edu Room 2350 West
Counseling & Advising Office 651.779.3285 Ask Century Room 2410 West
Financial Aid Office 651.779.3305 finaid@century.edu Room 2320 West

Program Contact Information


Sheila Gunderson651.773.1784sheila.gunderson@century.eduRoom 2234 East
Tracey Wyman651.748.2602tracey.wyman@century.eduRoom 2101 West